Re: Characters in range 128-159, incl.

Peter Flynn (
Thu, 26 Jan 95 19:37:44 EST

In studying how TeX handles math, it became abundantly apparent that we
need some better fonts in the public domain. Making them available as
TrueType and Adobe Type 1 fonts would be of real service to our community.

Can you define "better"? Do you mean "more extensive" or

I'm not sure I know any more extensive set than Computer Modern with
the American Math Society extras, and these have all been available in
the public domain as Type 1 for some time (as well as being available
as a commercial product), and I think the TrueType versions are being
worked on.

The only serious alternatives are the MathTimes add-ons to Times New
Roman, and Lucida Math, both of which are commercial products, as far
as I am aware, and unlikely to be made available for free (see
discussions with Chuck Bigelow on TYPO-L, _passim_).

I fully agree there should be more comprehensive math fonts, but
someone's going to have to fund a type designer for a couple of years.